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Review of Ferrovias Guatemala - A Second Look DVD

Don't think low tech, slow speed, narrow gauge railroading can be fascinating? Prepare to change your mind! Watch as a Sunday market, like the Red Sea before Moses, hastily parts in front of our locomotive. Bats are spooked as we bore through a tunnel. Wheels spin and traction motors scream as we make walking speed on dew coated and vegetation covered rails. But, increasingly, the freight is moving again by rail!

This visit serves to update "Central Doubles" from 2001. Solid progress is documented, and more growth and expansion is planned. On the Atlantic, take a close up look at Puerto Barrios as ships are loaded. Visit the "Zone 12" yard in Guatemala City. Take part in an annual company gathering and shipper appreciation. 2-8-0 #204 works along 66 heavily graded miles over trestles and around sharp curves. Improved safety and worker morale are an important part of the story. Abandoned in 1996, the railroad's comeback has confounded the naysayers. Learn of more line reactivati

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!

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